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Episode 45: Sleep, dreams and death

The Martinus Cosmology Podcast

Release Date: 02/16/2022

Episode 45: Sleep, dreams and death show art Episode 45: Sleep, dreams and death

The Martinus Cosmology Podcast

Why do we have to sleep? What is sleep? What are dreams? And what is death? These are some of the questions Ole Therkelsen takes up in this lecture. He explains that during sleep our nervous system is repaired. The traffic of our thoughts, which sends electrical currents through our nerves, is temporarily stopped to allow essential repair work to be done. In the meantime our consciousness is moved onto a spiritual plane, where we also experience life. This move to a spiritual plane can be achieved in six different ways: through death, sleep, anesthesia, fainting, deep trance and hypnosis. He...

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Episode 44: Understanding Eternity show art Episode 44: Understanding Eternity

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Can eternity be understood? Is there a difference between how physical science and spiritual science view eternity? Did life originate at a specific point in time or has it always existed in some form? In this lecture Ole Therkelsen explores the concepts of eternity and temporality from the perspective of Martinus’s world picture. He presents the principle of contrasts and the principle of hunger and satiation, which are key to the experience of eternal life. “If you introduce eternity, life makes sense,” he says. If we had only one life, there would no justice in life whatsoever....

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Episode 43: How can we see our karma as a friend? show art Episode 43: How can we see our karma as a friend?

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Martinus describes karma as the law of cause and effect, as life’s way of helping us to evolve towards becoming truly empathic, loving human beings. In this episode Mary McGovern interviews the Swedish psychologist, writer and lecturer Sören Grind. They discuss the role of both pleasant and unpleasant karma as a motor driving our evolution and as a mirror showing us how we are capable of behaving towards other people, our own organisms, animals and the planet on which we live. They look at the quality or essence of the energies we send out and how we can use an increasingly intimate...

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Episode 42: The I – the fixed point in the middle of the universe show art Episode 42: The I – the fixed point in the middle of the universe

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In this interview, Anne Külper and Mary McGovern try to approach an understanding of the “I” – the innermost core of our being. It is that something  within us that experiences and creates. Martinus describes it as the “fixed point” in a sea of movements, a contrast to the movements that makes experiencing them possible. Having no physical form, it is untouched by life and death; through the principle of reincarnation the I experiences life eternally through ever-changing physical and spiritual forms. You can watch and listen to a more detailed lecture Anne gave on the same...

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Episode 41: Life after Death show art Episode 41: Life after Death

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Is there life after death and, if so, what is it like? Mary McGovern interviews author Else Byskov about her understanding that there certainly is a life after death, that death is an illusion and that we experience many lives through reincarnation. She gives us a hint of a world of extraordinary beauty beyond the physical world in the hope of preparing us for what is to come. For further reading see the free online version of Martinus’s book “The Principle of Reincarnation”: . Else Byskov has written and published nine books in English about Martinus Cosmology, including Life...

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Episode 40: The Cosmology, the Institute and the Centre show art Episode 40: The Cosmology, the Institute and the Centre

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The Martinus Cosmology Podcast presents the fifth in a series of lectures given in English by Ole Therkelsen. Ole Therkelsen describes the transformational spiritual experience that Martinus had 100 years ago on 24th March 1921 that enabled him to experience the laws and principles of life. This formed the basis of his authorship of Livets Bog (The Book of Life) and many other works. His world picture was not in the absolute sense “his”. It is an eternal world picture to which his consciousness opened up. He said that he “gained access to the ocean of knowledge”. He also created the...

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Episode 39: Martinus as a World Teacher show art Episode 39: Martinus as a World Teacher

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The Martinus Cosmology Podcast presents the fourth in a series of lectures given in English by Ole Therkelsen. To launch our celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Martinus’s experience of cosmic consciousness on 24th March 1921 we present this lecture in which Ole Therkelsen describes Martinus’s process of initiation and the opening of his talents for cosmic consciousness. It was this opening that paved the way for Martinus writing his works, which, towards the end of his life, he decided should be collectively entitled “The Third Testament”. Many religious and spiritual communities...

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Episode 38: A near-death experience – a personal view show art Episode 38: A near-death experience – a personal view

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At the age of six, Andreas Skovby Hansen almost drowned after falling into the water from a jetty where his parents’ boat was moored. In this interview with Mary McGovern he describes a near-death experience he had while sitting on the seabed, an experience that he re-experienced 13 years later at the age of 19. Andreas talks about this and other paranormal experiences he has had and about how Martinus Cosmology has provided a framework to help him understand and find meaning in the trials and tribulations of daily life. Andreas Skovby Hansen (born in 1978) is a part-time schoolteacher and a...

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Episode 37: My will and God’s will show art Episode 37: My will and God’s will

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The Martinus Cosmology Podcast presents the third in a series of lectures given in English by Ole Therkelsen. In “My will and God’s will” Ole Therkelsen poses the question: What or who do you think God is? There are many differing concepts of God. Some believe in the devil as the cause of everything unpleasant and in God as the cause of everything pleasant. Martinus, however, defines God as absolutely everything that exists. He further defines two types of communication with God: the telepathic form that we normally call prayer and the physical form, which is our daily encounter with...

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Episode 36: Hilma af Klint – Painting the Invisible show art Episode 36: Hilma af Klint – Painting the Invisible

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The Swedish pioneer of abstract painting Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) has attracted much attention during the last few years as her works have been exhibited in major galleries around the world. Her paintings can be seen as visual representations of spiritual realities beyond the physical. She was influenced by scientific discoveries of her time, such as radio waves and X-rays, both of which exist but are unseen, and the spiritual teachings of theosophy (Helena Blavatsky) and Rudolf Steiner. A copy of Martinus’s Livets Bog (The Book of Life), vol. 1 was found among her possessions after her...

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Why do we have to sleep? What is sleep? What are dreams? And what is death? These are some of the questions Ole Therkelsen takes up in this lecture. He explains that during sleep our nervous system is repaired. The traffic of our thoughts, which sends electrical currents through our nerves, is temporarily stopped to allow essential repair work to be done. In the meantime our consciousness is moved onto a spiritual plane, where we also experience life. This move to a spiritual plane can be achieved in six different ways: through death, sleep, anesthesia, fainting, deep trance and hypnosis. He explores how the quality of our sleep is determined in part by the quality our thoughts and by our physical habits, such as drinking stimulants and using alarm clocks. He distinguishes between natural fatigue, which can be resolved through rest and sleep, and unnatural fatigue, which can be resolved through changing our way of thinking. Death proves to be the biggest surprise in life because you wake up in a spiritual world where you can continue to experience life. Ole mentions Martinus’s article “Through the Gates of Death – Sleep and Death”, which you will find here.

Ole Therkelsen (born in 1948) is a chemical engineer and a biologist with a life-long interest in Martinus Cosmology. He was introduced to Martinus Cosmology by his parents when he was a small boy, and since 1980 he has given about 2000 lectures on Martinus’s world picture in fifteen countries in six different languages. Many of his lectures may be heard on http://www.oletherkelsen.dk and on http://www.youtube.com.

He is the author of Martinus, Darwin and Intelligent Design – A New Theory of Evolution and Martinus and the New World Morality. His books are available from http://amazon.com and http://amazon.co.uk.

This lecture was given by Ole Therkelsen at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 11th August 2006.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Berit Djuse